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1 Giant Leap

1 Giant LeapAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Dunya SalamBaaba Maal 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. My CultureRobbie Williams, Maxi Jazz 5:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The Way You DreamMichael Stipe, Asha Bhosle 8:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Ma' AfricaThe Mahotella Queens, Ulali 4:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Braided HairSpeech, Neneh Cherry 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Ta MokoWhiri Mako Black 5:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. BushesBaaba Maal 6:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  9. DaphneEddi Reader, The Mahotella Queens, Revetti Sakalar 7:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. All AloneVarious artists 7:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Racing AwayGrant Lee Phillips, Horace Andy 5:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (April 9, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Palm Pictures (Audio
  • ASIN: B00005UMQ5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,164 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The U.K.-based musician, film director, and Faithless cofounder Jamie Catto and producer Duncan Bridgeman coproduced this impressive multimedia CD, which boasts an eclectic array of artists ranging from Senegal's Baaba Maal and New Zealand's Maori artist Whirimako Black to the king of ambient, Brian Eno. This project, the fruit of a six-month, five-continent recording spree, is a funky, folkloric, and futuristic mélange of sampled indigenous instruments and electronica. "Braided Hair" teams the rap-country vocals of Arrested Development's Speech with the daring pop diva Neneh Cherry. The South African mbaqanga vocals of the Mahotella Queens provide the Afro-rave underpinnings for vocalist Ulali's poetic pleas for African unity. The tantric trances of the South Asian syncopated tabla drums pepper the synth-laden "When You Dream," which features R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and the Indian star Asha Bhosle. Boundaries of nationality, time, and musical genre meld into grooves for the head, hips, and heart that need no translation. --Eugene Holley Jr.

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1 Giant Leap is Jamie Catto from Faithless & musician/producer Duncan Bridgeman. The album is recordings they gathered while traveling around the world. They recorded a number of musicians, storytellers, authors, filmmakers, artists and thinkers from many different cultures. Artists included on the album are Michael Stipe, Asha Bosle, Dennis Hopper, Baaba Maal, The Mahotella Queens, Kurt Vonnegut, Horace Andy, Michael Franti & DJ Swamp. Housed in a slipcase. 2002.

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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The World Dreams in Music August 13, 2003
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Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. ~Anais Nin (1903-1977)

The first time I listened to this CD, I listened to "All Alone" obsessively. I became so intoxicated with a feeling of immense completeness as every sadness in my soul dissolved into pure love.

The world could have disappeared and I would have been standing in the middle of a field of crimson roses all blooming to the sound of Duncan Bridgeman singing: "If you stay or if you go." The friend who sent me the CD said to listen to the track before I went to bed and I've never experienced such a healing gift. In life, you often meet people who will give you gifts your soul needs and then at times friends can work together to heal the world.

When Jamie Catto met Duncan Bridgeman it was a random moment in time. Like most creative friendships they found they had so much in common. Once they started talking they realized they had similar beliefs about the state of modern music. Jamie was the singer and keyboardist in the UK band Faithless and Duncan Bridgeman had been mixing albums for big-name artists. Together they have created a CD I can hardly believe exists.

I had no idea the impact it would make on me. I also didn't realize you could fall madly "in love" with a CD. ;) Once "My Culture" takes off, you are going to understand the meaning of "primal high on a soul level.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The album of 2002? Quite possibly. April 14, 2002
By Will
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Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman are geniuses. Travelling the world with a laptop to record a wide range of musicians, scientist, authors and thinkers on is unusual to say the least. However, they've produced what may well be some of the most beautiful and haunting music ever heard. They describe it themselves on the back of the CD as "exploring the unity in the diversity" and that it is.
Spanning all genres and all the world, this album truly is a masterpiece that deserves a place in everyone's collection. Featuring international stars such as Robbie Williams and Michael Stipe to relative unknowns like Baaba Maal and Speech. None of these artists recorded together yet the songs are contructed so masterfully that you'd never know. The vocals of Speech and Neneh Cherry on 'Braided Hair' are particularly impressive as it sounds so much like they recorded with each other.
The wonderful fusion of different styles in exceptionally good, "Ma' Africa" mixes an African womens choir with modern dance to great effect.
'The Way You Dream' is one of the standout tracks, Michael Stipe's voice will haunt you and effect you more than you can imagine.
This album will leave you enchanted and you can't fail to fall in love with it. Likely to be labelled "World" music which may put some off but don't let it for this really is an outstanding work which will appeal to everyone and deserves huge recognition, let's hope they do it all over again.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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1 Giant Leap can best be described from the 2 lines on the rear cover when it says "We travelled around the world collaborating with the most happening musicians, authors, scientists and thinkers we could find to explore the unity in the diversity." Essentially the theme of the c.d. is totally admirable but it's the musical aspect that will linger most in the listeners memory. Ex-Faithless member Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman have compiled a world music meets modern western music and presented it in an exciting way like I've never really heard before. Amazingly this c.d. was almost entirely recorded on a laptop in various musicians homes and then was all put together in a recording studio. In this they have harnessed the latest modern technology and mixed it with musical values that have been heard around the globe for centuries. Rhythm is the main mover in this c.d. They have amalgamated various rhythmic and ethnic sounds from every continent across the globe-from South/North America to Asia, From Africa to Oceania and Australia-and yet it's all mixed together with real cutting edge sounds of modern dance music. Each of the tracks feature vocalists who have extremely different styles coming from vastly different cultures. They recorded the music completely separately and you'd imagine that this would give this c.d. a very disjointed feel to it-yet nothing can be further from the truth. The first 2 tracks are an example of this-Babba Maal the amazing Senegalese vocalist shares a track that has rhythms that have origins in India and Asia. Then this leads into track 2 which starts of with a Maori emphasis before we go into modern dance style of Faithless lead rapper Maxi Jazz. Read more ›
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This truly illustrates the diversity of music July 4, 2002
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I was intrigued by the concept of 1 Giant Leap when I found out that founding Faithless member Jamie Catto was partially responsible for the album (and DVD). I was even more intrigued when I saw the list of guest appearances. The list includes Faithless's Maxi Jazz, international pop star Robbie Williams and REM's Michael Stipe. The entire album has an international flavor to the album combined with introspective lyrics. I didn't realize until now that the vocals were recorded separately and were eventually pieced together. I am impressed to say the very least. Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Catto did a bang up job of tying the vocals together and making them sound as if they were recorded together. "My Culture" is the perfect example. This sound is my favorite track on the album. Robbie Williams' vocals are so high that at times he sounded like a girl which isn't a bad thing. His vocals blended well together with Maxi Jazz's unique rapping style. "Dunya Salam" is a song that I would might hear either on a Talvin Singh or DJ I Cheb Sebbah album. I love that Indian/Middle Eastern influences in the song. There is something about traditional Indian and Middle Eastern music that sends chills down my spine. "Dunya Salam" has that same haunting aspect. My other favorite song off the album is "The Way You Dream" with Michael Stipe and Asha Bhosle. It is a beautiful song. I particularly enjoyed listening to Michael's vocals on this song. "1 Giant Leap" is a great example of when modern music is fused with traditional music from all over the planet. The music isn't completely modern nor is it truly international. Somewhere in between "1 Giant Leap" is stuck in the middle. If only there were more concept albums (if you want to call this album a 'concept album') like "1 Giant Leap".
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Awesome album. Way different from most things you hear. You have to have an open mind to listen to this kind of world music but it is some of the happiest as well as saddest music... Read more
Published 11 days ago by J G. Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Get It and Keep It Forever
I have been watching this DVD for proally 8 years. No matter how many times I watch this movie, I never get tired of it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Keith poland
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
I have the cd as well as the dvd and have given some of the dvd's as gifts for close friends. there is a very important message for humanity in this video and the music is very... Read more
Published 7 months ago by iya
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a nice surprise when I came to know the movie/documentary and...
I had the oipportunity to watch the documentary and movie and I was shocked by the music which is such a perfect combination of traditional non-Western music with electronics and... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Bruno Femenía Castella
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Album
Very few albums make the grade of an integrated "world music" experience - this does.

Not going to write a long review - just listen and experience. Read more
Published 14 months ago by G. YEO
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 Giant Leap
This entire collection of songs is truly unique and amazing! Be sure to purchase the companion DVD which complements it quite nicely. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Roark Dority
5.0 out of 5 stars Infectious
One of the best I have found in years. It has purpose, is deep and you will want to get up and move.
Published 19 months ago by PicklesandBones
5.0 out of 5 stars happy
I have the DVD of this interesting and enlightening piece and wanted the music with me in the car so, voila! the CD! Perfect condition and nicely priced.
Published on April 16, 2012 by me
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend this CD - GREAT MUSIC!!!!
I have had some of the songs on this CD and loved them. The sound is fantastic! It was very difficult to get for a long time. Read more
Published on March 8, 2010 by Vivian Taylor
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Excellent CD. Thank you for your prompt service. The condition of the CD was exactly as you stated. Hope to do business with you again soon.
Published on February 12, 2010 by J. A. Bassilios
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